Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 188, Issue 2, pp 369–380 | Cite as

Synthesis of Fucose-Containing Disaccharides by Glycosylhydrolases from Various Origins

  • Sergio Alatorre-Santamaría
  • Yolanda Escamilla-Lozano
  • Francisco Guzmán-Rodríguez
  • Mariano García-Garibay
  • Gabriela Rodríguez-Serrano
  • Lorena Gómez-Ruiz
  • Alma Cruz-GuerreroEmail author


Glycosylhydrolases of various origins were used to produce fucose-containing disaccharides with prebiotic potential using different donor substrates and l-fucose as the acceptor substrate. Eight different disaccharides were synthesized as follows: three β-d-galactosyl-l-fucosides with glycosidase CloneZyme Gly-001-02 using d-lactose as a donor substrate, two with a structure similar to prebiotics; one β-d-galactosyl-l-fucose with β-d-galactosidase from Aspergillus oryzae using d-lactose as a substrate donor; and four α-d-glucosyl-l-fucosides with α-d-glucosidase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae using d-maltose as a donor substrate. All disaccharides were purified and hydrolyzed. In all cases, an l-fucose moiety was present, and it was confirmed for β-d-galactosyl-l-fucose by mass spectrometry. High concentrations of l-fucose as the acceptor substrate enhanced the synthesis of the oligosaccharides in all cases. The three enzymes were able to synthesize fucose-containing disaccharides when l-fucose was used as the acceptor substrate, and the highest yield was 20% using β-d-galactosidase from Aspergillus oryzae.


Glycosylhydrolases Fucose-containing disaccharides Disaccharides synthesis Transglycosylation 


Funding Information

This work was supported by the National Council for Science and Technology (Mexico) (grant number 180438).

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Alatorre-Santamaría
    • 1
  • Yolanda Escamilla-Lozano
    • 1
  • Francisco Guzmán-Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Mariano García-Garibay
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gabriela Rodríguez-Serrano
    • 1
  • Lorena Gómez-Ruiz
    • 1
  • Alma Cruz-Guerrero
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Departamento de BiotecnologíaUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana-IztapalapaMéxico D.F.México
  2. 2.Departamento de Ciencias de la Alimentación, División de Ciencias Biológicas y de la SaludUniversidad Autónoma MetropolitanaLerma de VilladaMéxico

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